13th October 1713
Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter, is born. 300 years.
16th October 1913
HMS Queen Elizabeth launched at Portsmouth Dockyard as the Royal Navy's first oil-fired battleship. 100 years.
16th October 1813
Battle of Leipzig, Napoleon defeated and forced to abdicate. 200 years.
30th October 1513
Jacques Amyot, French bishop, scholar and writer, is born. 500 years.
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